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Fall 1994 Supplementary Data Releases

No. 9: by Institutional Highest Degree Granted


 TABLE C-13.  FULL-TIME GRADUATE STUDENTS IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND HEALTH
         FIELDS IN DOCTORATE-GRANTING INSTITUTIONS, BY FIELD: 1987-94

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                  FIELD                   |  1987   |  1988   |  1989   |  1990   |  1991   |  1992   |  1993   |  1994
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  TOTAL, ALL SURVEYED FIELDS .............| 253,547 | 258,912 | 265,929 | 274,546 | 286,965 | 300,865 | 306,890 | 307,964
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TOTAL, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FIELDS ....| 232,330 | 236,759 | 242,604 | 249,796 | 260,480 | 272,395 | 275,689 | 274,333
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 SCIENCES, TOTAL .........................| 172,263 | 175,634 | 180,099 | 185,839 | 191,473 | 200,372 | 204,158 | 204,874
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  PHYSICAL SCIENCES ......................|  27,720 |  27,867 |  28,461 |  28,815 |  29,406 |  30,033 |  29,905 |  29,302
   ASTRONOMY .............................|     679 |     705 |     762 |     790 |     810 |     840 |     848 |     953
   CHEMISTRY .............................|  15,759 |  15,614 |  15,816 |  15,979 |  16,318 |  16,636 |  16,786 |  16,692
   PHYSICS ...............................|  11,122 |  11,426 |  11,784 |  11,945 |  12,169 |  12,429 |  12,153 |  11,493
   PHYSICAL SCIENCES, N.E.C. .............|     160 |     122 |      99 |     101 |     109 |     128 |     118 |     164
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  EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, & OCEAN SCIENCES ...|   9,989 |   9,753 |   9,631 |   9,854 |   9,922 |  10,477 |  10,784 |  10,890
   ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES ..................|     822 |     825 |     803 |     828 |     857 |     958 |     978 |     981
   GEOSCIENCES ...........................|   6,411 |   6,069 |   5,796 |   5,600 |   5,522 |   5,693 |   5,789 |   5,764
   OCEANOGRAPHY ..........................|   1,603 |   1,576 |   1,752 |   1,887 |   1,931 |   2,061 |   2,130 |   2,278
   EARTH, ATMOS., & OCEAN SCI., N.E.C. ...|   1,153 |   1,283 |   1,280 |   1,539 |   1,612 |   1,765 |   1,887 |   1,867
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  MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES ..................|  12,352 |  12,827 |  13,034 |  13,220 |  13,576 |  13,962 |  13,783 |  13,422
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  COMPUTER SCIENCES ......................|  13,636 |  13,648 |  14,119 |  14,784 |  14,752 |  15,614 |  15,702 |  15,297
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  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES ..................|   8,730 |   8,731 |   8,690 |   8,713 |   8,850 |   9,086 |   9,059 |   9,139
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  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ....................|  36,756 |  37,773 |  38,877 |  39,501 |  41,206 |  42,772 |  44,627 |  46,066
   ANATOMY ...............................|     929 |     973 |     999 |     911 |     961 |     960 |     977 |     992
   BIOCHEMISTRY ..........................|   4,584 |   4,720 |   4,793 |   4,808 |   4,940 |   5,030 |   5,137 |   5,141
   BIOLOGY ...............................|   7,337 |   7,534 |   7,959 |   7,948 |   8,219 |   8,378 |   8,566 |   8,616
   BIOMETRY/EPIDEMIOLOGY .................|   1,166 |   1,213 |   1,211 |   1,231 |   1,431 |   1,634 |   1,990 |   2,056
   BIOPHYSICS ............................|     468 |     544 |     610 |     605 |     679 |     728 |     755 |     769
   BOTANY ................................|   2,555 |   2,520 |   2,431 |   2,341 |   2,286 |   2,279 |   2,351 |   2,345
   CELL BIOLOGY ..........................|   1,886 |   2,023 |   2,177 |   2,485 |   2,716 |   2,961 |   3,203 |   3,659
   ECOLOGY ...............................|     784 |     816 |     866 |     878 |     908 |     976 |   1,040 |   1,187
   ENTOMOLOGY/PARASITOLOGY ...............|   1,062 |   1,061 |   1,009 |     997 |   1,014 |   1,016 |   1,039 |   1,066
   GENETICS ..............................|   1,167 |   1,146 |   1,211 |   1,255 |   1,371 |   1,488 |   1,640 |   1,553
   MICROBIO., IMMUNOLOGY, & VIROLOGY .....|   4,000 |   4,301 |   4,321 |   4,361 |   4,401 |   4,445 |   4,600 |   4,686
   NUTRITION .............................|   2,816 |   2,716 |   2,687 |   2,770 |   2,820 |   2,771 |   2,907 |   3,069
   PATHOLOGY .............................|   1,059 |   1,058 |   1,089 |   1,055 |   1,085 |   1,138 |   1,272 |   1,367
   PHARMACOLOGY ..........................|   1,922 |   1,986 |   2,135 |   2,222 |   2,304 |   2,406 |   2,509 |   2,678
   PHYSIOLOGY ............................|   1,996 |   2,008 |   2,057 |   2,076 |   2,163 |   2,160 |   2,220 |   2,221
   ZOOLOGY ...............................|   1,766 |   1,703 |   1,760 |   1,671 |   1,760 |   1,768 |   1,743 |   1,712
   BIOSCIENCES, N.E.C. ...................|   1,259 |   1,451 |   1,562 |   1,887 |   2,148 |   2,634 |   2,678 |   2,949
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  PSYCHOLOGY .............................|  22,897 |  23,839 |  24,728 |  25,458 |  26,468 |  27,773 |  28,246 |  28,162
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  SOCIAL SCIENCES ........................|  40,183 |  41,196 |  42,559 |  45,494 |  47,293 |  50,655 |  52,052 |  52,596
   AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS ................|   1,823 |   1,878 |   1,885 |   1,934 |   1,976 |   2,069 |   1,910 |   1,892
   ANTHROPOLOGY (CULTURAL & SOCIAL) ......|   4,025 |   4,197 |   4,320 |   4,719 |   4,977 |   5,219 |   5,319 |   5,722
   ECONOMICS (EXCEPT AGRICULTURAL) .......|   8,652 |   8,745 |   8,807 |   9,011 |   9,519 |   9,786 |   9,745 |   9,712
   GEOGRAPHY .............................|   2,034 |   1,941 |   2,091 |   2,140 |   2,282 |   2,545 |   2,731 |   2,769
   LINGUISTICS ...........................|   2,391 |   2,457 |   2,406 |   2,552 |   2,510 |   2,401 |   2,468 |   2,459
   POLITICAL SCIENCE .....................|  11,633 |  12,027 |  12,741 |  13,864 |  14,478 |  16,025 |  16,809 |  16,325
   SOCIOLOGY .............................|   4,758 |   4,847 |   5,016 |   5,401 |   5,579 |   6,043 |   6,146 |   6,263
   SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY ................|     492 |     513 |     580 |     707 |     583 |     617 |     616 |     647
   SOCIAL SCIENCES, OTHER ................|   4,375 |   4,591 |   4,713 |   5,166 |   5,389 |   5,950 |   6,308 |   6,807
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 ENGINEERING, TOTAL ......................|  60,067 |  61,125 |  62,505 |  63,957 |  69,007 |  72,023 |  71,531 |  69,459
  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ..................|   2,355 |   2,517 |   2,742 |   2,946 |   3,258 |   3,269 |   3,227 |   2,965
  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING ...............|     937 |     888 |     861 |     799 |     828 |     840 |     835 |     879
  BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING .................|   1,341 |   1,397 |   1,571 |   1,761 |   1,900 |   2,138 |   2,234 |   2,225
  CHEMICAL ENGINEERING ...................|   5,590 |   5,291 |   5,248 |   5,405 |   5,733 |   5,873 |   5,950 |   6,012
  CIVIL ENGINEERING ......................|   9,341 |   9,617 |   9,671 |   9,872 |  10,988 |  11,985 |  11,952 |  12,168
  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING .................|  16,489 |  17,048 |  17,727 |  17,918 |  19,172 |  20,169 |  19,653 |  18,824
  ENGINEERING SCIENCE ....................|   1,356 |   1,405 |   1,249 |   1,241 |   1,357 |   1,408 |   1,395 |   1,343
  INDUSTRIAL ENG./MANAGEMENT SCI. ........|   4,022 |   4,150 |   4,472 |   4,491 |   5,406 |   5,832 |   5,675 |   5,561
  MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .................|  10,002 |  10,163 |  10,243 |  10,567 |  11,396 |  12,020 |  12,102 |  11,545
  METALLURGICAL/MATERIALS ENG. ...........|   3,412 |   3,448 |   3,696 |   3,910 |   4,038 |   4,255 |   4,226 |   4,084
  NUCLEAR ENGINEERING ....................|   1,044 |   1,105 |   1,112 |   1,080 |   1,080 |   1,084 |   1,070 |     997
  ENGINEERING, OTHER .....................|   4,178 |   4,096 |   3,913 |   3,967 |   3,851 |   3,150 |   3,212 |   2,856
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TOTAL, HEALTH FIELDS .....................|  21,217 |  22,153 |  23,325 |  24,750 |  26,485 |  28,470 |  31,201 |  33,631
 CLINICAL FIELDS .........................|   1,146 |   1,249 |   1,364 |   1,448 |   1,682 |   1,873 |   2,048 |   2,154
 DENTAL SCIENCES .........................|     875 |     894 |     856 |     827 |     875 |     988 |   1,005 |   1,044
 NURSING .................................|   5,377 |   5,401 |   5,381 |   5,553 |   5,661 |   5,616 |   5,964 |   6,758
 PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES .................|   1,823 |   1,906 |   2,045 |   2,148 |   2,198 |   2,074 |   2,130 |   2,188
 PREVENTIVE MEDICINE/COMMUNITY HEALTH ....|   4,104 |   4,172 |   4,170 |   4,427 |   4,335 |   4,710 |   5,207 |   5,305
 SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY ..............|   3,942 |   4,289 |   4,515 |   4,568 |   4,995 |   5,563 |   6,126 |   6,364
 VETERINARY SCIENCES .....................|     575 |     589 |     649 |     698 |     706 |     743 |     673 |     679
 OTHER HEALTH FIELDS .....................|   3,375 |   3,653 |   4,345 |   5,081 |   6,033 |   6,903 |   8,048 |   9,139
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KEY:      N.E.C.= NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
SOURCE:   NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION/SRS, SURVEY OF GRADUATE STUDENTS
    AND POSTDOCTORATES IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING